reverse discrimination


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2.Argument used by opponents of affirmative action that any policy of giving special favor to any group automatically discriminates against other groups.

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  • Sometimes people will go against the majority in a form of reverse discrimination when trying to decide how a situation should be handled.

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  • Some people feel reverse discrimination exists because affirmative action allows minorities business and education opportunities they have never had before, denying the majority those opportunities.

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  • When I tried to get a job as a bartender, and the owner didn't hire me because I wasn't female, i should have sued him for reverse discrimination.

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